MTV has launched a new music app called MTV Artists. The MTV Artists app has features that can be compared to Shazam and Vevo. Thie app follows the release of an MTV app that offers on-demand video for reality and scripted shows. The MTV Artists app focuses mainly on the music.
The MTV Artists app can identify songs on the radio by listening to the music playing, similar to Shazam and SoundHound. MTV Artist users can search for an artist by the name or lyrics. The MTV Artists app is like an IMDb for music as it can pull up artist information like bios, audio clips, and video clips. Some of the content is exclusive from the artist. The MTV Artists app lets you buy albums and single MP3s through iTunes.
The MTV Artists app also tells you when an artist is performing and lets you buy tickets through Songkick. This can be compared to Ticketmaster.
Currently the MTV Artists app is available on iOS right now and will be available on Android soon.